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Old 08-21-2007, 09:19 PM   #256
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HI!1 How is everything going..its getting closer!
It is getting close - I think we are at 23 (24) days now! The kids are so stinking excited that they are getting difficult to deal with! But so am I so.....


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I was getting Worried!!!!


Must get More LGMH's...I am off to The Home Depot...In the Morning!!!!


How in The Heck Did I miss this...I Love your Calendar!!!!!!!.....Did you do it Yourself....I did not see it when I visited You

It is Awesome ...I must Show DisneyMom!!!!


Do you guys not have a calendar going yet? Better get on that or I am going to tell the kids you were denying them the joys of not only a countdown but a craft project and a daily party with stickers!


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LOL! I read your post (the guilt one) when I came here AFTER I posted!!! I was thinking "Now she'll think thats why I posted!" hahaha.

I almost bought a laptop JUST so I can get on the DIS while down there..now that would be bad...let's make this trip cost me another $1,000+. No thanks. I'll try and pop on next week from Disneyquest like I did last year.
You nearly bought a laptop! You silly girl! Okay, so it is something I would consider doing but then I have a problem when it comes to stuff like that!
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Old 08-22-2007, 07:20 AM   #258
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Good Morning, Sarah!!!

I was just wondering, when do your children start school? We start pretty late, 9/5, most schools have already started by then.

HOW MANY DAYS???

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looks like you have just as many days as me to wait to get to WDW hoooray!!

now that I'm all caught up on my other threads and DDad's thread is quiet for once I'm gonna go and catch up with yours.
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Old 08-22-2007, 09:08 AM   #260
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your daughters are beautiful!! just had to say that since i finally read the first post in your pre-tr! That's so cool that your oldest has danced professionally already! Wow.
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Old 08-22-2007, 09:15 AM   #261
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Chapter 2 - Disney Trips of Long Long Ago


Next up....our Disney history!

Our little Disney problem started way back, long ago on our honeymoon....yes, its been that long! 13 years to be exact! Have I really been looking at him that long? Ya, and I love him!

We stayed at Dixie Landings now known as Port Orleans Riverside but it will always be Dixie Landings to us. Makes me sad to think the Port Orleans just opened up and swollowed poor Dixie. She never even saw it coming.

We stayed there for a week and that was it, we were sold! Totally in love with Disneyworld!

We made a repeat trip in February of 1996 and stayed at our beloved Dixie once again. Can't remember how long we were there that time. Probably about a week. No sense in us traveling that far for much less then that.

Next trip we had Belle with us and I was 6 months pregnant with Tink. We wanted to take Belle on one last trip as an only child. Why I'm not sure but it seemed important at the time!

Me being the sneaky person that I often think I am decided I was going to go on some of the rides that they warned pregnant people (okay, pregnant women - I mean really, how often do you see a pregnant man?) not to ride. Now before anyone goes all ape on me, I went on the Safari Ride and something else which currently escapes my brain. Nothing too thrilling. Anyways, back to the story - I really didn't think that anyone would be able to tell that I was pregnant. I thought I was still this skinny little thing and I was really getting away with something there. Until I got home and looked at the pictures - yep, I was huge as a house. Oh well. I guess they knew but decided not to fight with the preggo-lady!

Last trip was in February 2001 just after Tink turned a year old. We learned the beauty of the stroller pass that trip! Belle fell in love with Test Track and was terrified of the Winnie the Pooh ride. Go figure! Weird kid.

We have made many, many trips to Disneyland in California inbetween all these Florida trips and HG used to go to Los Angeles on business so the girls and I would tag along and visit Mickey while HG was working. As much as I love Disneyland it pales in comparison to WDW.

Our last trip to Disneyland was Feb 2006 for Tink's 6th birthday. Belle spent the whole trip in the hotel room with HG sick as a dog. I guess its only fair though - when we went down for Belle's 6th birthday Tink threw up the whole time!

We haven't tempted the Disney fate since.

Here's hoping no one gets sick this time. I'm bringing my Clorox wipes and hand sanitizer and I may use both to bathe the kids!
awww you had a Disneymoon too. My DH and I had our Disneymoon in 2003 and stayed at the beach club. Disneymoon's are the best!!

that's funny that you thought you were getting away with something when you were 6 months pregnant and getting on the "forbidden" rides maybe if you had 3 or 4 months pregnant you would've not been showing that much. At least they didn't put up a fight by not letting you get on the rides you wanted to! I think it's special that you took your oldest as an "only child" you will always have those memories with just her.

I noticed in other threads and yours too that you and your kids were sick (I believe that was you?)...so hopefully that's all over with now BEFORE your trip and you won't have another incedent like the last trip. Here's hoping **crosses fingers**
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You nearly bought a laptop! You silly girl! Okay, so it is something I would consider doing but then I have a problem when it comes to stuff like that!

So do I..TC is normally the voice of reason but he was actually egging me on!!!
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Chapter 3 - The Liberation of the LGMHPCs


Yes indeed. A very important part done.

And it feels so good!

The other day I went to Home Depot in search of the LGMHPC. I have heard they are a hot commodity and are often not in their proper paint chip holders. I was expecting this to be the first of many missions to obtain to elusive LGMHPCs yet when I walked into the paint department there they were!

A whole holder of them begging me to liberate them!

I have to admit I used Belle and Tink as cover as we looked at each colour of Mickey heads and discussed the merits of each. I ended up having to convince them both that no, they could not paint their rooms in either Rumbly Tumbly or Sunny Spot. So much for not causing a scene! They were supposed to be my cover - not draw more attention to us!

I had just about had enough and so took a few of the others - again for cover and then I reach for the prize - the LGMHPCs!

SCORE!!!!!

Well, almost.....

To get out of HD you have to pass through the cash registers and of course on the day we go there is no line up - just lots of cashiers looking eager as we near. Well Tink thinks that we should stop and be social and show the nice ladies all the Mickey heads that are coming home with us!

NO!!!!!!!

Keep walking Tink!

I say in a nice yet firm voice "Tink they are paint chips, we don't have to pay for them" and ushered her out the door.

Made off with 9 of them. Not quite the mother load some others have but I figured it was enough for now. If I need more I'll go on another mission but I think we have freed enough LGMHPC for now.

They must be so excited to be going "home". Kind of like the LGMHPC alien green mother ship is calling them home!
this is hillarious!! I STILL haven't gotten my LGMH's yet!! I'm scared that a HD employee will scold me
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Old 08-22-2007, 09:27 AM   #264
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Chapter 5 - A Surprize Booking

I just got off the phone with Disney Tours and I booked a surprize tour for HG! Shhhh....don't tell him!

I mentioned before that he is a computer geek and loves all types of high tech gadgets so I booked him the Around The World Segway Tour!

He is going to be so excited!

When the CM was reading off all the restrictions and the liability waivers I admit I was starting to wonder if this was a good idea but then I figured, heck, its Disney! How wrong could it go? Right?

We've had an injury at the parks before and we were amazed at the wonderful medical care Belle received so I figure even if he takes a header off the Segway, they'll take care of him!

So if you are taking the Around the World tour on Thursday Sept 20 at 9am make sure you point and laugh at HG for me!
for the Segway Tour!! My DH and I were thinking of doing this but instead we opted to tack on an extra day to the end of our trip which cost us the same if not a little more than the Segway Tour.
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Chapter 6 - The Food

As I mentioned before the dining fairies were so kind to us and gave us free dining while we are there. I am so excited!

We have only ever eaten in 2 TS restaurants before on all our trips. One was Tony's on our last trip and the one before that was at Boatwright's at Dixie Landings. We didn't pay for that last one as they had trouble finding us a room at check in the night before. I mean, they were sending us to plenty of rooms and when we'd walk in there would already be another family in it or it was unmade! The very kind bellman who was driving us around in the middle of the night in the little golf cart shuttle thing was absolutly horrified that it kept happened over and over. I think it took about 5 tries to get us a room. To make up for it they gave us dinner at the restaurant.

So anyways - after 4 trips and only 2 TS you can imagine my excitement at getting to eat at a TS every stinking day!

I came to the restaurant board to start looking at where to dine because in all honesty - I had no idea. After humming and hawing this is what I came up with:

Sept 15 - 6:05 - Askerhaus Princess Dinner
Sept 16 - 6:10 - Le Cellier
Sept 17 - 11:50 - Crystal Palace
- 7:10 - Tony's
Sept 18 - 6:25 - 'Ohanas
Sept 19 - 6:05 - Sci-Fi Drive In
Sept 20 - 6:00 - Coral Reef
Sept 21 - 6:00 - Garden Grill
Sept 22 - 6:10 - Crystal Palace

Now I know some of my choices aren't the real popular ones but there is a method to my madness.

First of all Tony's - I admit it makes me nervous but it was the only one that HG was really wanting to do. I think because he remembers being there with the kids last trip and how good the air conditioning felt and we did have a good experience there. Let's hope we do this time too!

We MUST go to Garden Grill because I have a little girl who is in love with Chip. Not Dale, just Chip! We had an amazing experience with Chip on her 6th birthday in Disneyland at Goofy's Kitchen. Its a long story but he basically spent almost an hour with her alone and even walked out of the restaurant and danced with her outside the hotel under the stars. It really was a magical experience. I know she is going to want to visit with her buddy and I have heard the character interaction is good at Garden Grill. I know it won't ever be the same as that one time but she still is hoping to get to reunite with Chip!

I know I am repeating Crystal Palace but buffets work well for us and who doesn't love Pooh! There also isn't much else to do in terms of TS in MK except LTT I think and the Americana theme doesn't do a whole lot for this Canadian family.

So there you have it - our ADRs!

You have no idea how much I stressed over them! I hope most of them turn out to be good experiences!

Finger's crossed!
awesome ADR's!! You will LOVE Garden Grill!! I LOVED to eat there as a child because of the character interaction. I still have the picture of me with Chip and Dale sitting at my table with me while I ate! I never let my grandmother take me anywhere else to eat at Epcot. It is so great!!

And Si-Fi is awesome too.

i love the story about your daughter and chip from the last trip. How he danced under the stars with her. I totally "awwwwed" out loud
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Old 08-22-2007, 09:45 AM   #266
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Chapter 7 - Let the crafting begin!

I mentioned earlier that I am crafty and today was the perfect day to start the vacation crafts!

I made each of the girls a lunchbox to keep their Disney treasures in when we get back. They tend to collect streamers, confetti, etc and it ends up spread all over the house so this time I am ready. They can keep it in a bag while we are away and when we come home it goes into their memory tins!
I LOVE the lunchboxes you made for your girls. What a great idea!!
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Chapter 8 - We'll be glowing!

Every time we go to Disney (usually Land but this time World) the girls beg and pester us until we give in and buy them the glow necklaces in the evening. They try to "sell" it to us as a safety feature - "you'll be able to spot us in the crowd if we have them". Ya, you and every other child in the park!

Anyways, in an attempt to not spend a fortune every single night I decided to bring some with us. I have been looking around trying to find some inexpensive ones and I hit the jackpot today!

At Michael's they had packs of 15 bracelets with the connecters to make them into necklaces for $1.50!

Score!

And they are packed in cardboard tubes so they won't get accidently set off in the luggage on the way down. Nothing like disapointing the kids by handing them no-longer glowing glow sticks!

Here they are!



Now I wonder if I have enough. I bought 6 tubes so 90. That should be enough for 8 nights, right?
that's a great idea. You've got me on google right now searching for some for me and DH...lime green of course!!
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Great idea on the lysol. I just wish they made a travel size. Maybe I'll pack the lysol wipes instead if it proves to be smaller than the spray.

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Remote Control? whats that? ....Oh you mean a Clicker !!! & Lysol for a Clicker & such Is a great Idea I am shocked that I did not think of it First...Wait that's 2 things that you do that I haven't done Before...Maybe I need to pay more attention to you...Oh Mighty Disney Princess


I found where the "dream princess" nick name came from. I was wondering how that origonated!



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You will also need to get some shoes for Cherbear. And pick up some ponchos while you're at it.
you're so silly Cheri.
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Chapter 11 - Mickey we have a problem or two

I was sitting around yesterday and it suddenly dawned on my that I never received Tink's passport.

Her's had expired and so I ordered her new one in June and they told me it would be about 2 weeks until we had it. I just assume this means 3-4 weeks because its a government thing and when do they ever run on time?

Anyways, I just went about life and to be honest, I kind of forgot about it and suddenly yesterday the lights came on!

Tink doesn't have a passport!

So I called and waited on hold for awhile. Actually the wait wasn't as bad as I thought it would be but there is always some sort of wait calling the passport office.

It would seem that they decided to do a guarenteer check on her and since her guarenteer was her Headmaster and its summer vacation, they had a hard time getting in touch with him. They finally did and it is "in production" so we should have it in a week or so.

I hope so because I'd really hate to leave her behind!

I'm kidding!

I'd never leave her behind but I will feel better when it gets here!

The second problem that has cropped up is that I have to have surgery and the soonest date I can get is just 2 weeks before the trip!

He is going to try to get me in earlier and I hope he is able to or it may be a very uncomfortable vactation for me.

I must remember, drugs are my friend while in pain at Disney but still I don't want to have to do that.

Keep your fingers crossed for me!
about the passport but I also saw in another update you did that she finally got it! so you don't have to leave Tink behind.

And about the surgery!! Hopefully everything goes well and you can keep your trip as scheduled.
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We've only eaten in 2 TS also! Cinderella's Royal Table for Breakfast & Marakesh. Long, long ago I ate at the British TS in England but it was the year Epcot opened & I don't really remember it. So we were thrilled when the free dining came around!

Won't we have fun eating at all the "new to us" places? We have an ADR at Tony's also. It's on an evening when we may not make our ADR & I wanted a place I wouldn't be sad to lose but still would be nice if we make it.

WDW, here we come! Crafts, empty bellies, and free spirits!
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